254 BC - 184 BC

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Titus Maccius Plautus (; c. 254 – 184 BC), commonly known as Plautus, was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period. His comedies are the earliest Latin literary works to have survived in their entirety. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Plautus has received more than 616,904 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Plautus is the 123rd most popular writer (down from 122nd in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from Italy (down from 1st in 2019) and the 11th most popular Italian Writer.

Plautus is most famous for his comedic plays.

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  • 620k

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  • 81.63

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 61

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Plautus ranks 123 out of 5,794Before him are Ismail I, Jean Cocteau, Henry David Thoreau, Jean de La Fontaine, Hafez, and Federico García Lorca. After him are Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Emily Brontë, Walter Scott, August Strindberg, and E. T. A. Hoffmann.

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Among people born in 254 BC, Plautus ranks 1After him are Quintus Fabius Pictor and Machanidas. Among people deceased in 184 BC, Plautus ranks 1After him is Emperor Qianshao of Han.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Plautus ranks 131 out of 4,088Before him are Cesare Borgia (1475), Pope Clement I (40), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Pope Urban VIII (1568), Pope Urban VII (1521), and Pope Pius V (1504). After him are Clare of Assisi (1193), Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), Nerva (30), Donato Bramante (1443), Sergio Leone (1929), and Cardinal Mazarin (1602).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Plautus ranks 11Before him are Ovid (-43), Horace (-65), Giacomo Casanova (1725), Umberto Eco (1932), Giorgio Vasari (1511), and Cato the Elder (-243). After him are Carlo Collodi (1826), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Catullus (-84), Pliny the Younger (61), Juvenal (50), and Christine de Pizan (1365).